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Bruker (NASDAQ:BRKR) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the fifteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $23.95.

A number of research firms have recently commented on BRKR. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Bruker from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday. They now have a $23.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Bruker from $24.00 to $27.00 in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, analysts at UBS AG raised their price target on shares of Bruker from $23.00 to $25.00 in a research note on Wednesday.

Bruker (NASDAQ:BRKR) traded down 0.58% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $22.38. 395,299 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Bruker has a one year low of $15.41 and a one year high of $23.71. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $20.67 and its 200-day moving average is $20.03. The company has a market cap of $3.742 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 66.21.

Bruker (NASDAQ:BRKR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 18th. The company reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $552.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $452.14 million. Analysts expect that Bruker will post $0.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) is a global manufacturer of scientific instruments that address the rapidly evolving needs of a diverse array of customers in life science, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical and molecular diagnostics research, as well as in materials and chemical analysis in various industries and government applications.

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